Welcome to FamilyConnect

Whether you’re an adult trying to find information about your adoption, are aiming to reunite with birth parents and other relatives or are just curious about origins this section will take you through it step-by-step.

We know that searching for information and finding out about birth relatives can prompt strong emotions. That’s why we’ve taken care to ensure each category below supports you with both the practical and emotional aspects of investigating your personal history.

The categories are organised by the most common reasons people might visit our site. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, however, we recommend starting with the section things to consider.

Our Voices

Elizabeth’s story: my journey as an adoption foundling

Elizabeth, a foundling, opens up about her journey discovering her background, who she was and meeting her birth relatives for…

John-george’s story: tracing my records as a care leaver

Tracing records and family origins can be a daunting journey for adults who grew up in care. Here John-george shares…

Julia’s story: my experience with adoption and how FamilyConnect will help fill the gaps

Julia Feast OBE, describes her experience working with care leavers and those impacted by adoption and how our new FamilyConnect…

Introducing our new FamilyConnect website

David Holmes CBE, Chief Executive Family Action introduces our new FamilyConnect service, helping adults who have been adopted or in…
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